REUTERS SUMMIT-Failed US Airways-American merger will hit foreign flights
A failed merger between US Airways and American Airlines would mean less options for business travelers in the international market.
Business customers would lose out because instead of getting four U.S. competitors on international flights, or three under the merger, the market for international flights would collapse to a United-Delta “duopoly.” Companies often negotiate preferred fares in exchange for giving an airline most of their travel business, and would prefer a third big player, analysts say.
22 can’t-miss U.S. beaches
Even though summer is drawing to a close, there are still some beaches that you can visit.
And then there are a few spectacular or unusual beaches that stand out because of their unique geography, historical significance or simply their overwhelming beauty. It’s nearly impossible to choose, especially in those states where you have a seemingly endless number of spectacular beaches.
Leading cause of flight deaths: pilots failing to abort landings
The leading cause of flight deaths is the pilots failing to abort landings and try again.
The biggest risk factor for such accidents is failing to approach a runway at the proper speed, altitude and heading, known as an unstabilized approach.
If safety regulators can persuade pilots to conduct more go-arounds, lives may be saved and costs to airlines in damaged equipment and liability may be lowered.